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Mukhtaran Mai of Pakistan has received only a travesty of justice. All but one of those she accused of rape have been acquitted.
June 12: Our Right to Live Without Fear In the backdrop of recent violent attacks on women in Pune city, Open Space and the Pune branch of Network of Women in Media, Aayam, organised a panel discussion at Symbiosis Vishwabhavan on violence against women.
Open Space,in partnership with Point of View,Awaaz-e-Niswan and WAVE presents The Inner Courtyard,a presentation of photographs and videoblogs. The exhibition will start at Tilting Art Gallery and move to Open Space. We also invite you to meet and interact with four of the photographers at Open Space on Friday 19th between 5pm-6pm. Please do join us for tea!
Anjali Deshpande describes how Deccan Development Society’s community media project has put the video camera in the hands of 20 poor, dalit women, empowering them in unimaginable ways.
Women are increasingly reporting sexual violations/exploitation within the home, workplace, friends’ circle or university that don’t quite match the strict requirements of ‘rape’ or the loose connotations of ‘outraging her modesty’, the two broad types of sexual violations that the law recognises. Will the long-pending Sexual Assault Bill help?
From In Search of Sita to Sita Sings the Blues, the Ramayana has been retold, reinterpreted and resurrected several times over
Nandini Rao asks: Who determines what the word 'beauty' means? Do we really need 'global' standards -- or standardisation -- of beauty?